Who Foots the Bill for Death and Trauma Cleanup: Understanding the Costs and Coverage

Jan 24, 2023

The payment for a death and trauma clean up company can come from a variety of sources, depending on the specific circumstances of the incident. Here are some of the common sources of payment.


Many homeowners or renters insurance policies include coverage for death and trauma cleanup, and the company will work directly with the insurance provider to bill for their services. *Oftentimes, we have found that we can save a family thousands of dollars not only for our services, but also their personal property and restoration of property.

Family members

In cases where the incident occurs in a private residence, family members may choose to pay for the cleanup out of their own pocket.

The estate of the deceased

This is often seen with biohazard hoarding cases in which funds are not readily available to pay for services.

Law enforcement or government agencies

In some cases, law enforcement or government agencies may pay for the cleanup as part of an investigation or as a public service.

Property management companies

In cases where the incident occurs in a rental property, the property management company may be responsible for paying for the cleanup.

Crime Victim Compensation Programs

Some states have Crime Victim Compensation programs that can help cover the cost of death and trauma cleanup, if the crime is reported to the police.

Charitable organizations

Some charitable organizations, such as GoFundMe or Behind the Badge, may provide financial assistance to help cover the cost of death and trauma cleanup of a loved one.

It’s important to note that many companies will work with you or may offer financing options/payment plans to help make their services more affordable.